Natalie Larson
Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara
Natalie Larson is a Ph.D. candidate in the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). She graduated with a B.S. from the University of Washington (UW) in 2013. Her current research focuses on processing of SiC/SiC ceramic matrix composites for aircraft turbine engines. Larson is currently an Advanced Light Source Doctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She was also awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a UCSB Chancellor’s Fellowship, and a Holbrook Foundation Fellowship from the Institute for Energy Efficiency at UCSB. Larson was involved with Promoting Equity in Engineering Relationships at UW and attended the DMMM1 conference in July 2014. As a member of Graduate Students for Diversity in Science at UCSB, she organizes outreach events to introduce undergraduate students to graduate school. Larson also co-organized the student-led symposium Transforming the Diversity Landscape at the TMS 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition.